Des Oiseaux — The Series.

Photographs by Rinko Kawauchi, Michael Kenna, Graciela Iturbide, Terri Weifenbach, Yoshinori Mizutani, Pentti Sammallahti, Albarrán Cabrera, Byung-Hun Min, Leila Jeffreys and Bernard Plossu. Series editor Guilhem Lesaffre.
Editions Xavier Barral, Paris, France, 2021. In English. Unpaged, color and black-and-white illustrations, 8x10".



Xavier Barral's collection Des Oiseaux (Birds) celebrates, through the vision of different artists, the immense presence of birds in a world where they are now vulnerable. There are currently six titles in the collection, all of which are available individually, except the Pentti Sammallahti, which has sold out and is only available as part of a complete set.

Each one of these volumes is exquisitely printed and highly collectible. 

Rinko Kawauchi Des Oiseaux

Ornithologist Guilhem Lesaffre’s essay ‘A few grams of elegance’ enhances the collection with a rich insight into the life cycles of the swallow.

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Albarrán Cabrera — Des Oiseaux


Between reality and illusion, Albarrán Cabrera's photographs questions our relationship to the tangible world and vibrate gently through a wide palette and different photographic techniques.

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Byung-Hun Min — Des Oiseaux

Byung-Hun Min

Making visible the silence, the simplicity of nature and a sense of passing time, the photographs of Korean Byung-Hun Min take on the evanescence of a pencil sketch.

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Leila Jeffreys — Des Oiseaux


Leila Jeffreys takes us on a journey through the tropical forests and jungles of Papua New Guinea and Australia, where she has been taking studio portraits of the astonishing bird species since 2008.

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Michael Kenna — Des Oiseaux (second printing)


Master of landscape photography in black and white, Michael Kenna provides a view of an evanescent world.

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Graciela Iturbide Des Oiseaux

Graciela Iturbide

A powerful figure in Latin American photography, Graciela Iturbide creates images that oscillate between documentary and poetic.

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Terri Weifenbach — Des Oiseaux

Terri Weifenbach

Created in the space of her personal garden, Terri Weifenbach’s photographs present the secret world of nature, populated by birds.

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Yoshinori Mizutani — Des Oiseaux

Yoshinori Mizutani

Steeped in the Japanese pictorial tradition, Yoshinori Mizutani explores Tokyo’s daily life, capturing scenes that verge on the fantastic.

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Pentti Sammallahti — Des Oiseaux (second printing)


Traveller-photographer Pentti Sammallahti captures the myste­ries of nature on his travels and among these, the world of birds.

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Bernard Plossu — Des Oiseaux

Bernard Plossu

Half traveler and half migratory photographer, Bernard Plossu captures furtive moments, where birds are flying in huge swarms or caught alone, standing proudly in the middle of a puddle, or gliding high up in the sky, among the peaks.

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